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Key of G (or Em). Three parts. This tune is about a cow named Whiteface.
  • Tune structure is A A, B, B, C, C, C.
  • A-part chords: Em, Am (or Em and D).
  • B-part chords: G, Em.
  • C-part chords: C, Em (or C and Am).
  • Fiddle plays in standard tuning.
  • Banjo plays in C tuning (from open G, tune down bass string to C note).
  • The tune was written by Joe Thrift of Dobson, Surry County, NC. At right is a non-video of his solo fiddle and an mp3 of a full band.
  • Centralia Pickers Parlor [mp3]
  • There was a GREAT video of Jason Sypher playing it solo on bass with bow. YouTube took it down. Someone posted a request for the sheet music. He responded 'can't help you' because he learned it by ear. Yahoo!
  • Attached: my banjo demo, tuned gCGBD.
  • Gravy Soppers at the Milkhouse Brewery, Stillpoint Farm [utoob].
  • Rachel Eddy solo fiddle house concert [utoob].
Joe Thrift of Dobson, Surry County, NC. He wrote the song. He plays solo fiddle in this video. Lamancusa has an mp3 of Joe Thrift with a band.
Jason Miller,
Nov 14, 2010, 5:42 AM